Food and Beverage Management

Technological Specialisation Courses - Access with the 12th Grade

Presentation Brochure

The Food and Beverage Management Programme will prepare students to perform both technical and management activities in catering establishments, whether part of hotel units or not, as well as food and beverage departments.

Our mission is to train professionals for the food and beverage areas who, through innovative methodologies and differentiating service techniques, acquire management and innovation skills, adding value to the Tourism sector, in an ethical and sustainable way.

This training will enable students to acquire not only the knowledge and technical skills in the hospitality sector but also the adequate personal and soft skills required, through the attendance of course units such as Creativity and Personal Development and Artistic Expressions, as well as integrated management skills based on innovative learning models.

Reasons to attend this course

Attend this course and get free access to

  • Classes by Renowned Professionals
  • Practical, hands-on, and total immersion teaching, learning, and training methodology
  • Practical classes in food and beverage management; menu engineering, cost control, bar
  • English as a working language
  • Opportunity to experience an International and multicultural lifestyle
  • ECTS equivalent recognized in all of Europe
  • High rate of employment in the industry
  • Merit Scholarships
  • International Internships

Who can attend the course?

  • High-school diploma (or legal equivalent in Portugal) or Vocational qualification level 4 diploma (European Qualifications Framework)
  • Minimum B2 English level (Council of Europe standard), to be assessed through a written test
  • 2 Semesters + 1 curricular internship + Induction Programme (150h)
  • The Food and Beverage Management Programme is a 1 year (full-time) course, consisting of two semesters, including a 3-month internship. Students can select top restaurants, hotel chains, and resorts in Portugal and abroad to do their internship.
  • Induction Programme (150h) consists of a training beginner level programme aimed at students with no previous training or experience in the area. Therefore, qualified students can have their credentials recognized and get an exemption from the frequency of formative units.
  • Annual value of the fee 1.200€ Installments payment 120€ x 10 meses
Induction Program
Tourism & Hospitality 20
Communication Skills & Storytelling 20
Food & Beverage Management 30
Food & Beverage Service 80
Total 150
1st Semester
Course Category Course Hours
Generic and Scientific English 25
Creativity & Personal Development 25
Business Initiative & Entrepreneurship 25
Total 75
Technological Foreign Language II Applied to Food & Beverage Management 25
Ethics & International Business Protocol 25
Information Technologies – Introduction to Management 25
Leadership, Management & Team Motivation 25
Accessible Tourism 25
Hygiene & Safety – Food & Beverage 25
Food & Beverage Trends 25
Food & Beverage Management – Cost Control 50
Food & Beverage Service Planning 25
Food & Beverage Service 50
Beverage Theory 25
Beverage Service 25
Oenology 25
Wine Service 25
Menu Planning & Engineering 25
Total 425
1st Semester Total 500
Company Training Curricular Internship 500
2nd Semester
Course Category Course Hours
Generic and Scientific English 25
English Language – Communication Skills 25
Entrepreneurship – Business Planning 25
Total 75
Technological Foreign Language II – Culture & Traditions 25
Arts 25
Sustainable & Responsible Tourism 25
Staffing & Career Management 25
Tourism & Digital Marketing 50
Information Technologies – Food & Beverage Management 25
Economic & Financial Analysis in Hospitality 50
Food & Beverage Management 50
Oenogastronomy 25
Food & Beverage Service Management 50
Mixology & Bartending 50
Tourism Events Management 25
Total 425
2nd Semester Total 500
  • Plan, coordinate and organize the food and beverage unit/service (F&B)
  • Manage, control and analyse the financial results of the food and beverage unit/service (F&B)
  • Plan and coordinate the preparation of lists and menus and calculate the associated costs
  • Define and implement the commercial policy of the food and beverage unit/service (F&B)
  • Team management

Where can you attend this course?

Career Opportunities

  • The Specialized Food and Beverage Management Technician is a professional qualified to plan, direct and coordinate the work of the restaurant and beverage service (F&B) in catering and beverage establishments, whether part of hotel units or not, guaranteeing the quality of customer service and the optimization of the resources and the maximization of the profitability.

With this training students are granted credit units (ECTS) recognized under the Bologna Process, enabling students to pursue further training in related areas at several Universities and Higher Education Centers

Schools of Turismo de Portugal have established protocols with different national and international higher education institutions.

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At the end of the Programme the student will be given a Diploma of Technological Specialization level 5 in Food and Beverage Management.
Request and functioning authorization by ordinance n.º 206/2022 de 19 de agosto
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